Henahan Qualifies For NCAA Championships

March 3, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University swimmer Lindsay Henahan will compete in the 2003 NCAA Championships March 20-22 in Auburn, Ala.

Henahan's preliminary time of 53.75 in the 100 butterfly at the Pacific-10 Championships Saturday earned her an automatic qualification to the NCAA Championship meet. The NCAA qualifying standard is 54.14. Henahan went on to swim a finals time of 54.05 to earn a fifth place finish at the Pac-10's.

'I'm really proud of her,' WSU Head Coach Erica Quam said. 'I'm proud of the way she's focused in on this race all season.'

At the NCAA Championships, Henahan will compete in two other events. Her B standard times in the 50 freestyle (51:03, March 1) and 100 freestyle (23:48, Feb. 27) qualify her for the meet. Since she got an automatic qualifying time in one event (the 100 fly), she was able to qualify for other events by getting a time faster than the B standard time in other events. The B standard time for the 50 freestyle is 23.57, and the B standard time for the 100 freestyle is 51.11.

As a senior, Henahan has left her mark on Cougar swimming. This season alone she has broken two pool records. Her first of the two came in the 100 butterfly at home against Washington at Gibb Pool. The second pool record came at Oregon State in the 100 butterfly. Henahan also broke the school record in the 100 butterfly earlier this season. She bettered her record at the Pac-10 Championships, now holding the school record at 53.75.

Henahan holds many spots on the Cougar All-Time Top 10 list. She is currently second in the 50 freestyle (23.48), third in the 100 freestyle (51.03), second in the 200 butterfly (2:05.21), and a member of three record holding relays (200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay).

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